Tuesday Intro: The Girl With No Past

imageThis week, I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. In really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

This week, I’ve picked up The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft which has sat on my kindle forever.  It’s part of a sort-of master plan to read books that I have had around for a while and feel guilty about not having read – and I’m hoping it will be a bit of a lighter read than some of my recent books.  Here’s what it’s about…

26158341Leah Mills lives a life of a fugitive – kept on the run by one terrible day from her past. It is a lonely life, without a social life or friends until – longing for a connection – she meets Julian. For the first time she dares to believe she can live a normal life.

Then, on the fourteenth anniversary of that day, she receives a card. Someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the life Leah has created.

But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets?

Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly.

And here’s how it starts…

“Everything is silent and for a second I think I must be dead.  But then I hear a deafening screech and I don’t know who or where it’s come from, I only know I haven’t made a noise because something I am okay. I want to turn by head to check what’s left of the wreckage, but I can’t move because pain is shooting through my neck, warm blood trickling down my face.”

What do you think – would you keep reading?




  1. Yes, this sounds like a good one. I’d keep reading. Enjoy!

    1. I am enjoying so far. I hope it carries on being as good as it seems.

  2. Sounds really good, I would continue! 🙂

    1. A third in and it is so far. I hope it continues

  3. Oooh. Intriguing. I’d keep going.

    1. I do love a good secret…and so far, I have no idea what it will be.

  4. Chilling. I’d keep reading…with the lights on!

    1. It does give you a chill doesn’t it. Quite an opening!

  5. This sounds like one I might enjoy. Hope you are enjoying it.

    1. So far I am. Long may it continue (or at least for another 200 pages)

  6. Sorry, I haven’t been keeping up lately with this meme, but I was chuckling over this book being ‘lighter’ – especially with the blood trickling. LOL

    I think I actually have this one on my Kindle as well. Need to see if I do. Yes, I’d keep reading.

    1. Maybe not the best word to use but I had just finished my third serious book in a row…and there was only a bit of blood 😜

  7. I loved this one! I gave it five stars. Hope you enjoy it, too, and thanks for sharing. Here’s mine: “MUST LOVE DOGS: NEW LEASH ON LIFE”

    1. Oh good to know…so far, it is pretty good. I have high hopes!

  8. Wow, that’s quite the beginning. I’d keep reading. 🙂 Sounds suspenseful- and I like the idea of not knowing what she’s hiding.

    1. It is isn’t it. So far, I have to say, so good. I hope the ending doesn’t let it down (I still haven’t gotten to the secret)

  9. Oh! You’ve got me hooked. Now I want to know what’s happened, why she’s in the state she’s in. This does sound good. I hope you like it! If you do, I’ll read it too. 🙂

    1. It is a great opener isn’t interested? I have been turning the pages at quite a pace – I am hoping here is a good twist in the tale.

  10. It sounds like a good book. Girl Who Reads

    1. It was. Loved it😀

  11. Oh yes – I’d definitely keep going – thank you for sharing and here’s hoping it continues to be as entertaining as that starter promises!

    1. It did – now just need to write the review. Will be highly recommended.

      1. I look forward to readingit:)

  12. Wow – this sounds super good. I want to read this one.

    1. I just finished it – it was great!

  13. Yes I’d keep reading, and did and it got the full five stars from me – happy reading!

    1. I think it will from me too. Loved it!

  14. Sounds compelling!!! I’ve already planned on tackling my Kindle backlog at some point. Maybe after my 20 Books of Summer is up. I think I have books on there that I’ve had since I first downloaded the app 5+ years ago 🙂

    1. Me too! I feel so guilty.

  15. That is a rather interesting start. 🙂

    1. It was and a good book too.

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